Piaggio is one of the leading commercial vehicles manufacturing company with its base in Italy. Piaggio has not only manufactured commercial loading vehicles as Piaggio has also gained most fame in India with its leading product Vespa scooter as the light weight two-wheeler with charming looks and colors. The story of Piaggio’s launching is inspiring for our generation as the Italian based company started at the most scarce time, end of World War II comes up with lots of bad fortune for the participating countries with a lack of means of transportation. Italians the victim of World War II soon were in financial scarce to buy four-wheeled vehicles. Piaggio in 1947 comes up with the idea to launch light three-wheeled vehicles easy in the range of the buyers and that helped Italy to reconstruct its economical part. The company never looked back and has always tried to manufacture best of vehicles that are economical friendly as well as long lasting for abundant profits.
The Piaggio Ape model is available in India with price range INR 1.4 lakh. The price may fluctuate in different parts of India.
Piaggio Ape is one of the well-known and most famous three wheeler loaders in the circle of small scale Businessmen as the vehicle is known best for its performance and adaptability to run smoothly on city roads. The most admirable feature of the vehicle is Single Cylinder Naturally Aspired Air Cooled Diesel Engine that is offered in two variants including CNG and LPG fuel options. The engine specification also includes power with 7.5-8.1bhp and the torque of worth 18-22.2Nm. The Grade ability range of Piaggio Ape is 12-22.16% that enables the vehicle to carry most of the small scale products including sacks, food items, delicate items, FMCG that can be shifted from the areas including city roads and hilly region. The 11 variants of Piaggio Ape offers the same GVW of 975 kg, the payload capacity of all these loading options varies from each other ranging from 460-560 Kg. The model is not equipped with power steering but the handlebar offers moderate maneuverability. The cabin of Ape includes standard seats option and instrument cluster.
|Dimensions & Weight|
|No of Seating Rows|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||18.3|
|Engine & Transmission|
|Engine Type||Single Cylinder, Water Cooled, DI|
|Dual Clutch||Multi Disc Wet Type|
|Alternate Fuel||LPG, CNG|
|Max Power (bhp@rpm)||8.03bhp @ 3400rpm|
|Max Torque (Nm@rpm)||22.2Nm @ 2,000rpm|
|No of gears|
|Manual Shifting for Automatic||No|
|Engine Start-Stop Function||No|
|Suspensions, Brakes & Steering|
|Suspension Front||Helical Spring with hydraulic telescopic shock absorber|
|Suspension Rear||Rubber compressor with hydraulic telescopic shock absorber|
|Front Brake Type||Air Brake|
|Rear Brake Type|
|Minimum Turning Radius|
|Steering Type||Handle Bar|
|Wheels & Tyres|